June 14th, 2017 is Flag Day and a great time to celebrate being an American. Here are 10 fun things you can do with your kids to celebrate this inspiring day.
Make costumes that look like the American flag, or at the very least dressing colors that represent the flag. Wear your favorite red white and blue outfit. You can even purchase cut and white t-shirts and have a fun field project where you decorate your shirts with the American flag symbols.
Play an American flag trivia game. Write down Flag Day trivia and how family members guess the flag fact. You can ask questions such as how many red stripes are on the flag, or when did the United States add the 50th state.
Pledge of Allegiance
Cite the Pledge of Allegiance. See if each member of your family can remember the Pledge of Allegiance. This is a great way to start off your dinner conversation.
How to Display a Flag
Explain to your kids how important the American flag is and how the flag should be treated and displayed.
Craft a Flag
Make your own flag to commemorate the importance of the day.
Bake flag cookies or a flag cake. This is a great way to spend some time with the kids and teach them the values inspired by the American flag.
Count the Flags
Go for a drive around Tuscaloosa and count the number of American flags displayed by local homeowners and businesses.
Take the time to learn about the meaning of flags unlearn to identify the flags of other countries. Ask your kids to look at flags and find ones that are similar to the American flag.
Learn the important American flag songs such as the “Star Spangled Banner” or “You Are a Grand Old Flag”.
Go to a Parade
Check your local Alabama newspapers to see if there are any Flag Day parades or festivals going on. This can be a great day to spend some time outdoors with your family enjoying a music festival, parade or other events.
Visit the History Museum
Visit your local historical museum. Many history museums have information on the American flag. kids will love to see that flag day important part of the American history.
As you can see there are many ways to celebrate Flag Day. Often this is a day that goes by unnoticed and it shouldn’t be. this is a chance for you to teach kids about being patriotic and what it means to be an American.
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